If you're a gamer, then you're no doubt already familiar with the first-person-shooter Borderlands. And if you're a regular Gizmag reader, then you've probably already seen some of the creations of German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe. Well, he's gone and created a real-life laser sniper rifle, based on the game.

Priebe tells us that the gun isn't a recreation of any specific Borderlands weapon, as he likes to create his own stuff. That said, he believes that it "would fit the game perfectly."


More than 1,200 New Atlas Plus subscribers directly support our journalism, and get access to our premium ad-free site and email newsletter. Join them for just US$19 a year.


The steel-bodied rifle is over three feet (0.9 m) long, weighs over 10 pounds (4.5 kg), and took eight weeks to build. The Maliwan logo on its side refers to a fictional weapons manufacturer in the game.

Some of the rifle's features include dual blue 1.5-watt burning lasers, a 1-mW red aiming laser, a scope-mounted battery level indicator (everything runs on a single lithium-ion battery), and LED accent lights mounted beneath translucent plexiglass.

The gun was made for a customer. You can watch it dispatching some shady-looking balloons, in the video below.

Source: Laser Gadgets by Patrick Priebe

View gallery - 4 images